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Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012





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Galapagos Photo Post: Cruising the Eastern Islands

Unfortunately, you can’t take your vacation with you, but photographs capturing the moments are a close substitute. On a recent 4 day trip aboard the Ocean Spray 16 passenger catamaran sailing around the eastern Galapagos Islands, I could not believe the unending stream of breathtaking sights that blessed my eyes! Out of the hundreds of images I snapped of the unbelievable wildlife and vast landscapes, here are 6 that best present glimpses of some of the top experiences.

The rich natural and geographic diversity of the Galapagos is the result of millions of years of volcanic eruptions and formations. Whether it was sunrise, raining, or the middle of the day with beating down sun, the San Cristobal Island’s subtle but expansive views were always sights to behold.

Our days were jam packed! When we were not eating or snorkeling or laughing, the crew was getting us ready for hiking! Even at 9 in the morning, the sun was unbearably hot at Punta Pitt; be sure to bring lots of water and sun protection. Getting into the deep of the land makes you realize how strong and powerful Mother Nature really is.

We sure walked a long way! After a wet landing on the beach (meaning you step off the dinghy and right into the water in order to disembark), we hiked up to a pass that allowed us this panorama. Wouldn’t you want to just set up a tent and spend the night listening to the lapping Pacific waves and gazing at the stars?

Going to the Galapagos is like visiting an open zoo with no fences or cages. Because the animals have lived millions of years without knowing humans, they never developed a fear of them. Sea lions will swim right up to your goggles, and birds won’t budget even if you are just inches from their feet! Too bad we couldn’t bring back this adorable baby sea lion back on board the Ocean Spray with us, but I’m sure he preferred the amazing waters of Cerro Brujo Beach instead.

Dinghy rides were some of the most fascinating excursions because the small boats can take you into bays and nooks where the catamaran couldn’t venture. From above the water, it is possible to see giant marine turtles gliding through the water, blue footed boobies waddling around looking for food, sealions yelling at each other, and so much more.

Floreana is famous as a popular spot for nesting marine turtles, which we indeed saw at a hidden beach on the other side of the point. This sunset over a lagoon at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island was a most beautiful way to close out our 4 day cruise, which was way too short!